Category Archives: Good Causes

Love Hearts/Herts

Writers Bureau – Free Love Poetry Competition As we all gear up for Valentine’s Day (I AM joking..!), The Writers Bureau have given a romantic slant to this month’s FREE writing competition. This time, they want you to write a … Continue reading

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Why do I blog?

Because it’s fun; because it ‘encourages’ me to write; because it’s a creative process and I’m a creative person (something I didn’t realise until I went on a ‘start your blog’ course and a light went on in my previously-dim … Continue reading

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Complementary World Book Night – Book Giveaway! – Updated 28/4/2012

Of course, you know it’s ‘World Book Night’ , so what is ‘Complementary World Book Night’? Nicola Morgan has blogged about it very succinctly here but, in a nutshell, people are starting to worry that World Book Night is not … Continue reading

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Mentoring for Would-Be Novelists

Hurrah, it’s Sunday night and that means Homeland! Anyone else watching/enjoying it? It’s a good excuse to put a picture of the lovely Damian Lewis on my blog, anyway. Over the weekend I treated myself to Marie Claire magazine because … Continue reading

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A Positively Productive Give-Away! (and some other stuff..)

To celebrate the completion of that blasted tax return and because I think we all need a bit of cheering up and motivation in chilly grey January, I’m giving away a BOOK! And not just any book – it’s Simon … Continue reading

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Not Named – and Ashamed!

I have a few ‘writing successes’ to report (just in case you were wondering whether I actually ever wrote anything!) I have a story in the charity anthology 100 Stories for Queensland, which was put together to raise funds for … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Michaela’s Moonwalk – From Darkness Into Light

My friend Michaela has just taken part in The Moonwalk in London, which is a marathon (26 mile) walk, through the night, to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. The women (it’s mostly – but not … Continue reading

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